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Op-Ed: Why proposed Pacquiao-Broner fight would do well on PPV

The proposed fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner could be this year's highest-grossing pay-per-view (PPV) fight if Pacquiao finally decides to continue fighting, with Broner as his next opponent in a PPV fight likely to happen in October 2016.

Op-Ed: On inviting all children, including those born with down syndrome

I am not a weeper. Never have been. It's not uncommon for us men to stifle tears and we could argue whether it's due to nature or nurture. But not here, not now. This is about 2 kids, each born with down syndrome, and how they blessed me with tears.

New study casts doubts on Zika being the cause of microcephaly

In April this year, the CDC took a bold step in saying "There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly." But a new study asks, "If this is so, where are the missing microcephaly cases in other nations hard hit by the virus?"

Op-Ed: Are Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and Bob Arum playing games?

The lead-up to last year's Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight saw it attract more hype on social media than any event in sporting history. It also attracted a bigger purse than sports has known and any pretense there won't be a rematch is simply gamesmanship.

Frugal Ramadan for cash-strapped Damascenes

Damascus - This Ramadan, a radio station in Syria's capital Damascus presented cash-strapped listeners with a challenge: plan a meal to break the fast for just $3.Diala Hasan's cooking show on Sham FM used to feature recipes for sumptuous Ramadan feasts.

Review: Big Shot and Billy Joel put on marvelous concert at The Paramount Special

Huntington - On June 24, the acclaimed Billy Joel tribute band, Big Shot, performed at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, which included a surprise appearance from the "Piano Man" himself.

Brexit voters' remorse as result of historic referendum sinks in

London - As the markets crashed, sterling hit a 31-year low and Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, it dawned on some of those who voted for Britain to leave the EU that they may have got it wrong.

Student killed in attack at Papua New Guinea university

Sydney - One man was killed and several buildings torched in violence at a university in Papua New Guinea, its vice-chancellor said Sunday, some two weeks after police opened fire on students in the capital.

Top U.S. envoy Kerry heads to Britain amid Brexit crisis

Rome - Top US diplomat John Kerry will fly to Brussels and London on Monday for talks with Washington's key allies in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

Gaza - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.

Change or safety? Spain decides in repeat election

Madrid - Just days after a shock Brexit, Spaniards voted in repeat elections Sunday to decide if they too want a radical shift as promised by a far-left coalition led by Podemos.

At least 35 killed in fiery bus crash in China

Beijing - At least 35 people were killed and 11 injured when a bus crashed on a highway in central China Sunday and burst into flames, state media reported.

Iraq forces take full control of Fallujah

Fallujah - Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation.

Jewish man who stabbed Jerusalem Gay Pride marchers sentenced to life

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl and wounding others during a stabbing spree at a Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.

Blame flows freely as West Bank taps run dry

Salfit - Fatma Ali stands in her small patch of garden in the parched West Bank and wonders how to feed her family of seven when she's had no water in nearly a week.

Polls open in Spain repeat elections

Madrid - Polls opened in Spain Sunday for the second elections since December aimed at unblocking six months of political paralysis, just days after a shock Brexit.

Australia PM says re-elect us to counter Brexit chaos

Sydney - Australia's prime minister promised stability and strong economic policy in the wake of global turmoil sparked by Britain's Brexit vote, as he campaigned Sunday ahead of next week's national polls.

Brexit turmoil hits Labour, boosts Scots nationalists

London - Britain's opposition Labour party plunged into turmoil Sunday and the prospect of Scottish independence drew closer, ahead of a showdown with EU leaders over the country's seismic vote to leave the bloc.

Surgeon who cut off testicle in error struck off

Aylesbury - Private medical surgeon Marwan Farouk, who cut off a patient's testicle in error and then tried to cover up the misdeed, has lost his licence to practice.

Bucharest gay pride rally draws crowds

Bucharest - Around 1,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest on Saturday for a gay pride march as participants demanded equal rights in a country where same sex marriage remains illegal.
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